Movies and TV shows set in mojave desert

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in mojave desert ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, psychological and cult film films and TV shows about / with desert, death, murder, danger, violence, blood, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief), deadly and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
mojave desert
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mojave desert movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as mojave desert: Beyond the Reach (2014), Lord of Illusions (1995), Luster (2002), Eegah (1962), Paris, Texas (1984), Mank (2020), It Stains the Sands Red (2016), Lazy Eye (2016), Blood Frenzy (1987), The Stone Killer (1973).

List of movies set in mojave desert

Beyond the Reach (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A high-rolling corporate shark and his impoverished young guide play the most dangerous game during a hunting trip in the Mojave Desert.
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hunting, desert, survival, hunter, chase, wilderness, isolation, crimes, confined, witnessing a crime, travel, thirst ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, mojave desert, new mexico
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Lord of Illusions (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult who are preparing for the resurrection of their leader Nix, a powerful magician who was killed 13 years earlier.
Style: neo noir, scary, dark, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, supernatural, magic, resurrection, faked death, cult, occult, violence, mystery, desert, fanatic ...
Time: 90s, year 1982, 80s
Place: los angeles, new york, mojave desert, california, usa
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 5.4
 1K
Luster (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An irreverent and refreshing take on the queer world of sex, lust and unrequited love. Lanky, blue haired Jackson, record store employee and poet, is in love with most of the men in his life! A refreshing departure from the typical gay love story, ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, erotic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, gay erotica, gays and lesbians, unrequited love, infidelity, gay lead character, fall in love, cousin cousin relationship, death of friend, suicide, lgbt, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iowa, mojave desert, california, usa, los angeles
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 2.2
 6K
Eegah (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Teenagers stumble across a prehistoric caveman, who goes on a rampage.
Style: sexy, psychotronic, biblical, suspense, scary ...
Plot: caveman, guitarist, coyote, cave painting, neanderthal, desert, monster, deadly creature, exploitation, kidnapping, motel, gas station ...
Time: stone age, 60s, prehistory
Place: mojave desert, california, usa, palm springs california
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 8.1
 107K
Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.
Style: road movie, surreal, touching, emotional, philosophical ...
Plot: desert, father son relationship, on the road, amnesia, road trip, parenthood, relationships, sibling relationship, reconciliation, family reunited, estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, paris france, austin texas, tokyo ...
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 6.8
 76K
Mank (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane.
Style: intense, sentimental, inspirational, emotional, funny ...
Plot: screenwriter, hollywood, alcoholic, wealth, movie business, filmmaking, loneliness, friendship, idealism, suicidal thoughts, gossip, film history ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1934, year 1936, year 1937 ...
Place: mojave desert, los angeles, usa, california
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It Stains the Sands Red (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the throes of a zombie apocalypse, A troubled woman from Las Vegas with a dark past, finds herself stranded in the desert with a lone and ravenous zombie on her tail.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: zombie, desert, female protagonist, stripper, zombie apocalypse, rape, survival, murder, chase, wilderness, cocaine, pandemic ...
Place: usa, las vegas, mojave desert
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 6.3
 2K
Lazy Eye (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Passions re-ignite and secrets revealed when a graphic designer reconnects with the great, lost love of his life for a weekend tryst at a house in the desert near Joshua Tree.
Style: lgbt cinema, humorous, unusual plot structure, light, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay couple, gay interest, infidelity, lgbtq, lgbt, unrequited love, gay lead character, gay subtext, friendship, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, mojave desert
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 4.5
 452
Blood Frenzy (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A maniac tries to kill off a group of teenagers on an encounter session in the desert.
Style: slasher, weird
Plot: therapy, camping, desert, road trip, serial killer, therapist, revenge, killer, psychiatrist, toys, post traumatic stress disorder, fight ...
Place: mojave desert
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The Stone Killer (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles detective is sent to New York where he must solve a case involving an old Sicilian Mafia family feud.
Style: neo noir, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, war veteran, surveillance, showdown, gunfight, brainwashing, murder, hitman, chase, vigilantism, police corruption ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, asia, usa, vietnam, mojave desert ...
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 6.8
 8K
Black Sunday (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An Israeli anti-terrorist agent must stop a disgruntled Vietnam vet cooperating in a plot to commit a terrorist plot at the Super Bowl.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, sexy, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, disaster, spy, chase, airplane, violence, secret service, espionage, conspiracy, betrayal, politics, american football ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, israel, middle east, usa ...
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The Bloody Child (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This film was inspired by a real event—a young US Marine, recently back from the Gulf War, was found digging a grave for his murdered wife in the middle of the California Mojave.
Style: experimental
Plot: military police, horse, marriage, husband wife relationship, death, american, soldier, husband murders wife, stallion, surrealism, corpse, interrogation ...
Place: africa, mojave desert
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 4.8
 2K
Sam Was Here (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Sam, a forty-something door-to-door salesman, travels through the few inhabited zones of the Californian desert in search of clients, yet everything seems deserted.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, macabre, bleak, mind bending ...
Plot: child killer, surrealism, paranoid, identity crisis, talk show, stranded, on the road, psychopath, insanity, loneliness, isolation, violence ...
Time: 90s, year 1998
Place: mojave desert, california
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 2.7
 925
The Item (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Four felons are contacted by an anonymous client via the internet. They are instructed to go to a remote desert island and pick up an "item" and keep it safe for 24 hours. It will then be picked up and they will be paid. However, upon ...
Style: scary, serious, slasher, suspenseful
Plot: creature, monster, killer, mind game, rivalry, deadly creature, criminal heroes, crimes, supernatural, vengeance, martial arts, worm ...
Time: 90s
Place: mojave desert
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 4.2
 607
Sand (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man tries running from his past by hiding from his two violent brothers, only to have them track and harass him and his friends.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough, psychological ...
Plot: life turned upside down, starting over, haunted by the past, uninvited guest, family problems, on the run, life is a bitch, fall in love, homecoming, sexual harassment, rivalry, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, mojave desert
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Suits on the Loose (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Suits on the Loose is the story of two rebellious teens, Justin and Ty, and their breakout from a desert survival camp. When two naive Mormon missionaries, Elder Talbot and Elder Johnson, run into a restroom at a remote rest stop, Justin steals ...
Style: captivating, humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: missionary, mormon, pretending to be someone else, teenager, rebellious youth, white lie, youth, teenage life, pretense, satire, deception, con trick ...
Place: mojave desert
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 5.7
 38K
Rubber (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the California desert, the adventures of a telepathic killer-tire, mysteriously attracted by a very pretty girl, as witnessed by incredulous onlookers.
Style: absurd, parody, surreal, melancholic, thought provoking ...
Plot: absurdism, desert, dark humor, supernatural, objects come to life, crazy, twists and turns, filmmaking, monster, reality, car, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, southern california, mojave desert
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 6.9
 96K
Another Earth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
Style: surreal, thought provoking, artsy, psychological, philosophical ...
Plot: parallel world, guilt, tragedy, redemption, nasa, grief, loneliness, space travel, cosmology, solar system, parallel universe, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, boston, yale university, mojave desert
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 6.1
 33K
Undisputed (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Monroe Hutchens is the heavyweight champion of Sweetwater, a maximum security prison. He was convicted to a life sentence due to a passionate crime. Iceman Chambers is the heavyweight champion, who lost his title due to a rape conviction to ten ...
Style: suspense, intense, talky, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, boxing, gangsters, fight, sport, violence, hip hop, life sentence, martial arts, mafia, gang, convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, california, new jersey, usa, mojave desert ...
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 5.2
 625
Red Letters (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A college professor reluctantly hides an escaped female convict who tries to get him to help prove her innocent of a murder.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, tense ...
Plot: college, prison, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, amateur detective, obsession, destructive relationship, murder, escaped prisoner, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, mojave desert
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Queen of the Damned (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Lestat de Lioncourt is awakened from his slumber. Bored with his existence, he has now become this generation's new Rock God. While in the course of time, another has arisen, Akasha, the Queen of the Vampires and the Dammed. He wants immortal ...
Style: gothic, sexy, atmospheric, suspenseful, light ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: vampire, goth, rock star, vampire human love, immortality, supernatural, vampirism, fatal attraction, brutality, vengeance, female vampire, interspecies romance ...
Time: 1780s, 2000s, 18th century
Place: california, europe, usa, london, los angeles ...
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 3.0
 375
The Patriot (1986)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Agent tries to track down terrorists who are intercepting government nuclear weapons.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: empire, spy, cheerleader, love triangle, hijacking, heroic mission, country, battle zone, daring rescue, terrorism, race against time, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s
Place: mojave desert
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 7.1
 130K
Wild (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Style: meditative, captivating, uplifting, road movie, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wilderness, self discovery, survival, hiking, nature, journey, human spirit, female protagonist, death of mother, cheating on husband, grief, loneliness ...
Time: year 1995, 20th century, 90s
Place: california, portland oregon, usa, mojave desert, oregon
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 5.3
 1K
Bone Dry (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eddie finds himself being forced at a gunpoint, by an unseen assailant, on a dark and brutal journey through the harsh terrain of the Mojave desert. His nemesis is Jimmy, a man with an aberrant agenda; armed with a rifle, a scope, walkie-talkies and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, vengeance, mind game, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, crimes, punishment, torture, haunted by the past, manipulation, chase, threat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mojave desert
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Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a ...
Style: serious, futuristic, intense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, survival, battlefield, evil alien, invasion, extraterrestrial, military, chaos and mayhem, alien encounter, save the world, battles, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, america, mojave desert ...
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Alien Nation: Body and Soul (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sikes and Francisco are called in to a case when a mysterious young girl, who looks part Newcomer, part human, appears. Her huge, brutish counterpart tries to free her from the precinct, and their bizarre relationship turns out to be the result of a ...
Plot: gay couple, giant, interspecies sex, police detective, helicopter, hospital, fight, computer, police station, slavery, dinner, experiment ...
Place: mojave desert, los angeles, california
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Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Followup movie to the TV series about 250,000 aliens, or "newcomers" as they are known, who have by now settled alongside the humans in California. Most of the newcomers were slaves, and the slave masters are now looking for them. They ...
Style: saga, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, benign alien, alien, racism, samurai, alien encounter, time travel, space wars, space travel, future dystopia, interracial relations, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, mojave desert, los angeles
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The Thompsons (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the run with the law on their trail, America's most anguished vampire family heads to England to find an ancient vampire clan. What they find instead could tear their family, and their throats, apart forever.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, vampire, family in danger, survival, dysfunctional family, manhunt, family life, on the run, coming of age, murder, incestuous relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, mojave desert
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 6.9
 183
Pancho Barnes (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A made for TV movie in which Valerie Bertinelli portrays Florence Pancho Barnes, a bored socialite who decides to learn to fly
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: aviation, pilot, female pilot, aviator, social relations, ambition, adventure, society, heroes, adventurer, social differences, feminism ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: austin texas, california, mojave desert
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 7.3
 189K
First Man (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan, China
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Style: factual, disturbing, inspirational, exciting, motivational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: space exploration, astronaut, space travel, moon landing, nasa, moon, loss of child, male camaraderie, space mission, space race, rocket, grief ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1969, year 1965 ...
Place: california, usa, florida, houston texas, mojave desert
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